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president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
kind of weather. we'll be right back. >>> first lady michelle obama in new york, encouraging children to participate in sport. it can help them teach them to succeed in life. part of the kick-off of the u.s. tennis tournament. >> if you want to be good at anything you have to work at it. i know your parents tell you that all the time but i want to emphasize it, if you want to be good at anything, you have to put the work in. you have to show up every day. >> u.s. tennis association has joins in michelle obama's let's move campaign, fissioning up tennis courts, training coaches, donating equipment to schools and clubs. there she is. >>> right now, mr. brodie brazil. what do you have? >> story i know you're going to care about, the big game between cal and stanford is actually reported to be on the move, if you can believe that. we'll tell you where the legendary football contest will be held in 2014. also this everybody a's put one down to the wire in baltimore today. a game that oakland's pitcher deserved to win. and did. we'll show you next, how he did it in sports. the critics agree
of house of republicans trying to over turn obama's care. >> they're trying to do something over and over but expecting the same result. trying to hurt the american people because they don't agree on something that's upheld and decided. >> estimated of 40 million americans are unensured of the medicare act. coverage will begin january 1st. >>> alameda county officials reached out to promote wellness and places that can use a boost. community meeting focused on helping people and those are uncorporated area that's south of san leandro and problems there including obesity and teens's pregnancy that's aimed at kids. >> the folks that live here, they know the community better than we do and the hot spots are and the troubled areas and for example if it is a bad intersection or they know there is certain gang activity that happened in certain part that we don't necessarily know. >> today's meeting to develop a health and wellness plan that'll become apart of the county's plan. >>> plus, what amanda knox is refusing what to do ahead of her roommate's death. >>> the >>> continuing coverage o civ
:45, we'll tell you what the obama administration says about the recent attacks. >> a small town in oklahoma is in mourning after the shooting death of an australian baseball player. friday residents gathered to remember christopher lane one week after he was gunned down while jogging. kim passoth has more. (music) >> reporter: it's been one week since "chris lane" was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting in duncan... lane was an exchange student from australia in duncan spending the week with his girlfriend koco's kim passoth was at the memorial and joins us live from duncan. kim - what a night. chris lane was shot just up the street from this elementary school and tonight the ceremony in his memory was held here. though the exchange student didn't grow up here and didn't live here - this town is grieving his death just as if he were one of their own. >> there's a peace i've come to know though my heart and flesh may fail. >> reporter: hundreds of people with lawn chairs australian flags and sorrow in their hearts gathered to reflect and remember a young man most had never met. >>
is wednesday and president obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech at the same time and from the same place as dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> new at 11:00, the owners of this puppy want him back. the police say the nine-week-old puppy was stolen from a locked car in mountain view this afternoon. his name is uso and he is a mix of a chihuahua, dachshund and pit bull. he is super friendly and loves people. the car was parked to where central expressway meets mountain view boulevard. it is not clear how the thief broke in to the car. >>> also new at 11:00, new york is suing donald trump. the state attorney general filed a lawsuit against trump today for $40 million saying the real estate mogul's trump university engaged in deception, steering students in to expensive and mostly useless seminars. trump responded to the lawsuit with a post on twitter calling the attorney general a lightweight who's trying to extort him. >>> all right. from that we will go to weather and check in with anthony. it was a beautiful day today. >> it was beautiful. in fact, our winds have begun to pick up. the l
of those in the crowd had attended the march 50 years ago, the anniversary is wednesday and president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. and those unable to go to the washington area to celebrate the landmark anniversary, there was a march in san jose today. kpix5 talked to one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> at st. james park in san jose -- >> he kept hope alive. a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issue, five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i'm mixed, african american heritage as well as german. >> michelle wasn't even born at the time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no movement like this, there would be no me. there would be no my children and so on. >> the gathering gave way to a 1 mile march through the santa clara county building with marchers peacefully demonstrating. hundreds of people are here replicating the martha happened in washington, d.c. 50 years ago. one of the people here w
has a bridge survival guide. get it all by going to kpix.com/bridge. >>> this morning, the obama administration says they have little doubt syria used chemical weapons on an attack on civilians and soldiers. at least 100 people were killed. president has not yet decided how to respond. syria has agreed to allow the u.n. to visit the site of last week's alleged chemical attacks. >>> and a bay area man will receive the medal of honor. he is being rewarded for his courage while serving in a calvary regiment in october of 2009 in afghanistan. sergeant carter will be the fifth living service member to receive the radar. >>> it is 8:05. coming up, the fight to keep san francisco city college open. >>> and the city attorney joins us and he's going to break down san francisco's bold step to stand up to the folks trying to shut down the school. >>> and san rafael police are adding two new k-9's to the force. >>> and we're gonna fire up the high-def doppler. and the prospects for a fairly sunny sunday, after all this. forecast in a minute. if you're like me, you've been working you've been
's a blessing." >> reporter: president obama and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will speak at another rally on wednesday to mark the exact anniversary. i'm april williams kron 4 news. the yosemite fire exploded in size over this week. and now the governor has declared a state of emergency. we'll speak to kelly huston from the governor's office about coming up next. >> we have a weather system offshore. the chance for showers, coming up. . >> governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency. with the proximity to critical water and power supply. we have kelly houston on the phone with us. kelly, have you heard how close the fire is? should we be worried. >> caller: good evening. i am on the rooftop just and the view of the fire. it is about 196 square miles. the problem that we have is that it is in such a remote area that it is difficult to monitor. however, the power generation plants associated with the hedge hedgey is nothing that is impacting the water system. >> can you give us an idea of how close is it the actual blaze to the water source? >> caller: basically
not be attorney general of the united states and barack obama would not be president of the united states of america. >> that was attorney general eric holder, paying tribute to past generations of african americans who fought for civil rights. he was among several speakers in the nation's capital today, marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >>> a group of peace activists gather order an oakland street corner today to protest two recent killings. [ crowd cheering ] >> about a dozen people from the group soldiers against violence everywhere gathered at the corner of market street and stanford avenue. today's protest was in memory of two recent homicide victims. 22-year-old ian acono and 17- year-old isaac johnson, both of whom were fatally shot over the summer. >> our pastor first said that people getting killed, the fire department will come out and wash the blood off the sidewalk and after that, everybody will go and then that would be it, you know. so i saw families and our children. >> organizers say protests like today's are aimed at encouraging people to break the
to impact students in the classroom. >> the obama administration has been making this big push a lot of governments have about tying it. you're using performance and looking at student performance but not use it as the measuring stick for how a teacher's doing. >> right. that's not the measuring stick. what we're looking at is making sure that the thinner of the universe, in our world, is what's happening in that the interaction between the teacher and the student. so what we're doing is looking at how can we improve that. as you mentioned the traditional way you come in, principal comes in with the form, goes through the evaluation, then sits down the with teacher, goes over it and the teacher determines whether they're going to reflect upon that. this process actually assists the teach somewhere makes it more reflective process what's going on. >> if the teacher done do well, what happens? >> as we move forward we're continuing to look at we have a number of steps in that we have consulting teachers, so that group, we have a teacher quality panel. if a teacher doesn't do well, they
is wednesday. president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. there were similar anniversary celebrations around the country today. including a march in san jose. one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> reporter: at st. james park in san jose. >> keep hope alive. >> reporter: a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issues five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i mix african-american heritage as well as german. >> reporter: michelle wasn't even born at time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no movement like this there would be no me. there would be no my children and so on. >> reporter: it gave way to a one mile march to a building with marchers shouting, drumming and peacefully demonstrating. hundreds were here. one of the people here was actually at the march on that day. >> there were more people there than i've ever seen in one place in my life. >> reporter: francis acknowledges progress has been made, but
sunglasses. you know all the presidents? >> yeah. >> who is our current president? >> barack obama. >> who was our first president? >> george washington. >> who was our 15th president? you can say anything. the most of us don't know. i want to hear the rest of those 44 presidents. we are going to see some pretty hot temperatures right in the middle of the country. that's where it still feels like summer. temperatures will be about 15, almost 20 degrees above normal with highs today in the mid to upper 90s, high humidity. so it is going to be brutally hot out that way so naturally we do have excessive heat watches and warnings up across minnesota, parts of wisconsin, and into iowa as well. there's also in that same area the chance where we could see some strong storms this afternoon and the chance of some hail and also some >>> and today's top spot comes to us from alaska. our affiliate ktuu and the alaska state fair in palmer, alaska, is right outside of anchorage. the fair seen this year is fun matters which i think should be the theme every year. coming up eny great alaskan food and ente
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